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It’s pretty much always wildfire season now, but with Memorial Day weekend here, it’s worth reviewing how fire and climate change works together. While forest management and human development have increased wildfire incidence and risk, climate change has exacerbated the trend of large fires and contributed to the lengthening of the fire season, in some […]
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Earth Day

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On April 22, 2019
I’m in New Bedford to give a talk on the connections and problems between the labor and environmental movements. Happy times on this Earth Day! Climate change is coming and we are going to do absolutely nothing about it. A huge reason? Most Americans, especially older Americans, simply don’t see it as an important issue. […]
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This is the grave of Gaylord Nelson. Born in 1916 in Clear Lake, Wisconsin, Nelson ended up going to college at what is today San Jose State University in California, graduating in 1939. He returned to Wisconsin for law school and graduated from the University of Wisconsin with that degree in 1942. He practiced for […]

Triaging Climate

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On January 24, 2019

We are well past the point of saving the planet in any way that keeps much of its ecological integrity or species. We are at the point that we can, at best, triage the climate to make things as least

Earthrise

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On December 6, 2018

Fifty years ago, it felt like humans were going to take saving the planet seriously. We made great progress. Unfortunately, bad presidents such as Ronald Reagan and Kindly Old Moderate George Bush wen

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